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How to draw a comic character – tips from Beano cartoonist Nick Brennan

May 16, 2014
Author: Guest

Cartoonist Nick Brennan will be at Eden for our Art of Stories Festival this May half-term running workshops on how to draw a comic character. Read on to find out some of his secrets! An idea for a new character might come to you in a flash of inspiration, in a dream, perhaps you might [...]

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Pumpkin carving: how to carve like a pro

October 29, 2012
Author: Tom

Ever wondered how to create a really intricate spooky design on your pumpkin for Halloween, rather than the usual simple, chunky face? Well, we’ve asked our expert, Emma Smart, to give us a step-by-step guide. Emma will be showing her amazing skills at pumpkin carving demonstrations during our half-term Halloween celebrations (27 October to 4 November [...]

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Video: How to face paint a Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skull

October 27, 2012
Author: Tom

Our half-term Halloween celebrations (27 Oct – 2 Nov 2012) have a Mexican Day of the Dead theme this year. We asked expert face painter Nicola Shilson of Lucid Arts to create a sugar skull face, a symbol that is central to the traditional Mexican celebration. Watch her create this spooky face in the video: Day of the [...]

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Make your own labyrinth

July 12, 2012
Author: Hannah

Create some intrigue for your garden or school grounds by marking out a beautiful labyrinth with stones. Labyrinths are fun for kids and adults alike to explore, and offer a good opportunity to learn about their history. Ideally, you’d make the labyrinth in a patch of short grass, marking it out with submerged, flat stones. [...]

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Join the Eden schools team at the Sunday Times Festival of Education

May 11, 2012
Author: Guest

We’re delighted to have been asked to take our own brand of learning to the Sunday Times Festival of Education on the 23–24 June 2012, dubbed the ‘Educational Glasto’. We’ll be rubbing shoulders with the likes of David Starkey, Lord Adonis and our very own Tim Smit, who are discussing aspects of education in all [...]

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Eden Project photographic competition for 2013 calendar

March 23, 2012
Author: admin

We’re always blown away by the outstanding quality of the photography that’s shared by our visitors on our Facebook wall and Flickr group. This year, for the first time, we want to celebrate the talent by producing an exclusive Eden Project calendar and postcard collection that contains only your images and stories. The photographic competition [...]

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Cornish pasty poems and songs

February 21, 2012
Author: Tom

Ahead of the World Pasty Championships we’re holding at Eden on Saturday 3 March we’ve gathered some rhymes, songs, poems and ditties that celebrate the oggy (that’s Cornish for pasty). Write your own pasty lyrics Have a listen and read below, and if you think you can do better, why not post your pasty poem [...]

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Eden supports creative craft programme for schools

February 3, 2012
Author: Tom

At Eden we’re firm believers in using our imagination to turn something old into something wonderful and new; after all, we did turn an old clay pit into a global garden! In this spirit, we’re supporting Start Imagining, an exciting new creative craft programme for school children that is encouraging kids to learn how to make [...]

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Golden day for Eden’s youth music and arts showcase

February 1, 2012
Author: Guest

This weekend saw 85 talented young Southwest musicians, photographers, dancers, writers and the like sharing their work at Eden’s annual arts showcase. The Bright Young Things competition invited 13-19-year-olds to produce pieces of dance, film, writing, photography and art around the theme of Gold. That one word inspired a whole host of creations, each with [...]

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Finding Christmas plants for decorations

December 17, 2011
Author: Tom

There is a long tradition of bringing plants in to decorate the home at Christmas. There are various traditions associated with the Christmas tree and, of course, people often decorate their homes with holly, ivy and mistletoe. We’d like to show you there are so many other Christmas plants that will look great in your [...]

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